Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus

A home away from home for international researchers!

Every year TU Darmstadt welcomes a large number of international academics who come to the university to research and teach. The guests from all over the world will find a home away from home in one of the 60 apartments located in our two guest houses. Our Georg-Christoph-Lichtenbergl-Haus provides visting researchers one- to three-room apartments situated near the woods in the "Composers' Quarter" of Darmstadt.

Inquiries

If you are interested in renting an apartment in a TU Darmstadt guest house, please fill out the Questionnaire for Renters. For any further questions please contact the Directorate International Affairs' .

Apartments

Built in 1898 and restored in Art Noveau style in 1910, Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus is an example of this unique architectural style that has become a landmark in Darmstadt, which has helped the city gain international prominence. The guest house offers 18 one-room to three-room apartments, all of which are furnished and fully equipped. Washing machines and dryers (for a fee) as well parking spaces are available.

The apartments are available to international professors, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and visiting researchers.

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Single bed
  • Wardrobe, storage cabinets
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • bookshelves
  • Dining table with three chairs
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Single bed
  • Wardrobe, storage cabinets
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • Dining table with three chairs
  • Armchair
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Double bed
  • Wardrobe, storage cabinets
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • Dining table with three chairs
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, storage cabinet
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair, sideboard
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Storage cabinet
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, two chairs
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, two armchairs, sideboard
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair, sideboard
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Storage cabinet
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with a chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Storage cabinet

Upper level

  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Bathroom with bathtub/shower
  • Desk with chair, mobile file cabinet

Lower level

  • Bedroom: two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Kitchen
  • Guest toilet
  • Dining table with three chairs
  • Desk with chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Bookshelves
  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe
  • Bedroom: two single beds, wardrobe, desk with chair
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with a bathtub/shower
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Desk with chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Bookshelves

Upper level

  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Bathroom with bathtub/shower

Lower level

  • Bedroom: two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk with chair
  • Kitchen
  • Guest toilet
  • Dining table with four chairs
  • Sideboard
  • Desk with chair, mobile file cabinet
  • Sofa, two armchairs
  • Bookshelves

Upper level

  • Bedroom: two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Kitchen
  • Sideboard
  • Sofa, armchair
  • Dining table with four chairs

Lower level

  • Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk with chair
  • Bathroom with bathtub/shower

Main entrance and foyer

Main staircase with ceramic tiles by Jakob Julius Scharvogel

The apartments in Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus are fully equipped and ready for occupancy. It is thus not necessary to bring any of your own furniture or kitchen appliances. You can find an overview of the equipment below.

Refrigerator
Dishwasher (in apartments larger than 1-room)
Oven (except in apartments 2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19)
Miicrowave
Coffee machine, electric kettle
Glasses, cups, plates
Cutlery and cooking utensils
Cookware, pans, bowls
Bath and kitchen towels
Bedding and bed linens
Television
Vacuum cleaner / Hoover
Broom, mop and pail
Waste bins
Washing machines and dryers in the cellar (fee)
Drying room in the cellar
Irons and ironing boards in the drying room
WLAN (eduroam)
Locking storage space in the cellar
Parking spaces (cannot be reserved)
Bicycle storage

Length of stay

The apartments in the guest house can be rented for periods from one month up to twelve months (without children) or up to 18 months (with children).

You can download the German Regulation on Operating Costs here.(Only available in German.)

Apartment Rooms (+kitchen, bathroom) Persons (max.)
1 69 2 2*
2 57 2 2
3 34 1 (Studio) 1**
4 48 2 2
5 85 3 4*
6 59 2 2*
7 68 2 2*
8 50 2 2
9 50 2 2
10 59 2 2
11 54 2 2
12 45 1,5 2
13 67 2,5 2*
15 69 3 4*
16 67 3 4*
17 81 3 4*
18 42 1,5 1*
19 54 2 2
*When requested and approved, an additional child up to 2 years old can be added..
**Studio apartments are limited to only one adult, no children.
Apartment Deposit (one-time) Rent (monthly) Cleaning fee (one-time)
1 1,225.44 EUR 1,242.56 EUR 142.80 EUR
2 1,029.42 EUR 1,050.86 EUR 142.80 EUR
3 652.12 EUR 656.30 EUR 119.00 EUR
4 882.24 EUR 905.99 EUR 142.80 EUR
5 1,422.90 EUR 1,484.30 EUR 166.60 EUR
6 1,041.94 EUR 1,075.10 EUR 142.80 EUR
7 1,173.68 EUR 1,224.55 EUR 142.80 EUR
8 914.00 EUR 941.07 EUR 142.80 EUR
9 900.62 EUR 924.87 EUR 142.80 EUR
10 1,041.94 EUR 1,075.10 EUR 142.80 EUR
11 964.44 EUR 1,004.22 EUR 142.80 EUR
12 849.60 EUR 861.40 EUR 142.80 EUR
13 1,156.42 EUR 1,206.54 EUR 142.80 EUR
15 1,180.48 EUR 1,228.19 EUR 166.60 EUR
16 1,169.82 EUR 1,213.71 EUR 166.60 EUR
17 1,372.14 EUR 1,423.12 EUR 166.60 EUR
18 792.96 EUR 803.98 EUR 119.00 EUR
19 991.44 EUR 1,004.22 EUR 142.80 EUR

Spiral staircase (to the guest apartments)

Fountain with animal sculpture "Ambitious Cranes" by Gotthelf Schlotter

How to reach Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus

Address:

Dieburger Straße 241
64287 Darmstadt

… by car:

You can reach Darmstadt using the A5 Autobahn (from Frankfurt/Main or Heidelberg/Basel) and the A67 Autobahn (from Cologne/Wiesbaden or Mannheim), which intersect 3 km to the west of the city at the intersection “Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt”. The TUD locations “Stadtmitte” (city center) and “Lichtwiese” are well marked within the entire city.

After leaving the Autobahn in the direction of Darmstadt, drive along the Rheinstrasse towards the city center (Stadtmitte) following the signs for “TU Stadtmitte”. Drive straight on into the Cityring-Tunnel. After bearing right as you enter the tunnel, exit the tunnel to the left on Hügelstrasse.

At the next light, turn left again on to Kirchstraße. Go straight through the next light and you will pass the Darmstadt castle (Schloss) on your left. At the next light, turn right on Alexanderstraße, which turns into Dieburger Straße further up the road. Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus is located on the right hand side of Dieburger Straße. The house number is 241.

… by train:

Darmstadt is an ICE-Station and stop for IC, EC and Interregio trains travelling north-south. Regionally Darmstadt is connected to the Frankfurt/Main-Heidelberg or Mannheim, Wiesbaden/Mainz-Aschaffenburg and Darmstadt-Erbach or Eberbach (Odenwald) lines.

To reach Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus, you can take Bus F/U from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) to the bus stop “Fasanerie”. The bus stop is directly in front of the house.

House management

Residents of the house can contact the house management.

Ms. Birgit Brandes

+49 6151 16-26666

A short film about the house